Several popular vehicles performed poorly in the Illinois Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) small SUV crash test where only two of the 13 evaluated performed well. Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to receive the top rating of "good" performance while the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was rated "acceptable."
On a mission to provide vets a vehicle for success, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, hosted an automotive sales training and job fair yesterday for returning military personnel.
General Motors introduced the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel at the Chicago Auto Show this past February. At the time, initial EPA GM estimates called for a somewhat disappointing 42 mpg highway.
While the idea of in-vehicle Wi-Fi has been around for a few years, automakers are increasingly adding mobile-friendly apps to make the online experience in cars similar to sitting at home in front of a computer (think Pandora).
The New York Auto Show signals the unofficial close of the auto show season, and many manufacturers saved some significant introductions for the Big Apple.
Scion announced the 10 winners in its Motivate program, an initiative set to target young entrepreneurs in the creative arts community.
Chrysler President and Brand CEO Saad Chehab delivered an update to the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) during its March meeting.
On the last day of the Chicago Auto Show, high-energy Chicago TV crews (NBC 5 Chicago, CBS Chicago, FOX 32 News and WCIU) participated in the first-ever Chicago Auto Show Media Dash prior to the show opening to the public. The inaugural Media Dash went off without a hitch - beyond the four news crews nearly tripping over each other as they raced from challenge to challenge.
Ford Motor Company brings two global performance cars to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the 2014 Fiesta ST Race Car and the 2013 Focus TrackSTer. The magnificent duo is set to take the streets across the globe.
Chevrolet launched the all-new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. This is Chevy's first diesel vehicle in nearly 30 years!
Watch out, world! Chrysler unveiled the brand new 2014 Ram Commercial ProMaster during the Media Preview at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Ram and Fiat have joined forces to expand their market, and offer a new lineup to various businesses across the globe.
Nissan presented three new performance vehicles for speed enthusiasts at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview -- 2013 JUKE NISMO, 2013 Nissan 370Z NISMO and 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition. The mighty trio is the leading examples of Nissan's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."
Toyota makes big strides at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview by unveiling the 2014 Toyota Tundra - a full-size pickup truck aimed for the luxury market.
Women's Day was another success during the Chicago Auto Show, where many activities were held throughout the day to appeal to the female demographic.
Coming to local Kia dealerships this summer is the 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door! Equipped with an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this new model is the most powerful in the Kia family with 201 horsepower.
Are you hoping to drive away in a brand-new car on your next visit to the Chicago Auto Show - well here's your chance! Chicagoland Toyota Dealers are offering show attendees the chance to win an all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4. This great opportunity allows for local residents like you to come down to our show floor and visit the nation's largest auto show.
The popular Chicago Auto Show Test Tracks return to this year's 2013 show. This interactive fun exhibit allows our fans to get behind the wheel and test out the power of the vehicles outstanding features. The show floor will three test tracks from Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Toyota.
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Who are our aspiring Steven Spielberg's? For the first time this year, the Chicago Auto Show will host a collegiate video production contest to give local university students the opportunity to showcase their film production skills.
How would you like to test drive an all-new vehicle, make a donation to the charity of your choice AND have a chance to drive away in a brand-new 2013 FIAT 500? Sounds too good to be true, but four local FIAT dealerships are indeed offering this opportunity to the Chicagoland car shoppers. But hurry, this offer ends on New Year's Eve.
Yesterday's futuristic dream is becoming today's reality. Google recently created the first driverless car to take the streets. The futuristic project was first publicized two years ago, but today the car has become a reality.
For the second consecutive year, NBC 5 Chicago received an Emmy for its coverage of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage" category. The NBC 5 Chicago team was among all of the A-list broadcast networks in this category including WGN News Chicago for its edited special event coverage of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
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